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The First Lady of Iceland

It isn’t often a young lady from the Ottawa Valley rubs shoulders with nobility in another country, but Eliza Reid, raised right here in the Ottawa Valley, is now the First Lady of Iceland. Eliza spent many years travelling the globe … including a solo trip across Northern Europe, travelling on the Trans Siberian Railway...
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adventure_2 The five best things to do in Montréal

Explore markets, fab food, great lights at night, and more By Katharine Fletcher Montréal is so close – merely a three-hour drive from Ottawa, and whether it’s a day trip or an overnight, there’s so much to do and see in its cosmopolitan environment. Here are a few of my faves – with some inside-out
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fame_beker Celebrating Canadians

By Jayne Rooney The star-studded Canada’s Walk of Fame Celebration events were held earlier this month to honour this year’s Walk of Fame inductees. The public outdoor red carpet star unveiling was followed by the Canada’s Walk of Fame Broadcast Gala. The Gala was filmed and will air as a televised special on Global on
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st-andrews St. Andrew’s United Church

By Margie Argue The picturesque village of Pakenham is blessed with many wonderful landmarks.  No doubt the most memorable is  the five-span stone bridge.  However, approaching the village from the south on County Road 29, your eye will be drawn to the impressive St. Andrew’s United Church.  Standing watch at this corner since 1897, St.
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home_sell Four tips to sell your home quickly and easily

(NC) Once a home is listed it can take days, weeks or even months for it to sell. During that time sellers play an important role by keeping the home ready for viewing by buyers at all times. There are several things a home owner can do to assist in the sale of their home,
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

Cousin Terry’s birthday party

By Mary Cook Not only did my little cousin Terry look like an angel, he acted like an angel. And when his older brother Ronny got into mischief, as he often did, Terry would stand to the side of the action and take on a look of utter amazement. The year that Terry’s fourth birthday
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Understand your auto insurance coverage before winter hits

(NC) Most auto accidents happen in Canada during the season of ice and snow, so right now is a critical time to make sure your auto insurance policy has you covered. This is especially important this winter because to help reduce costs, major changes to auto insurance came into effect on June 1, 2016. Some benefits have
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Healthy Living

Health experts commit to a tobacco endgame that would bring prevalence rate to “less than 5 by ‘35”

In a recent news release, The Heart and Stroke Foundation revealed the outcome of the Tobacco Endgame Summit held at Queen’s University earlier this month. At the summit, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, along with leading health experts from across the country, discussed the urgent need to increase the pressure on tobacco control. “The Heart
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Food and Nutrition

soup_thai Recipes

Quinoa and Veggie Stuffed Sweet Peppers Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: • 2 large sweet red peppers, halved and seeded • 1/2 cup (125 mL) quinoa, rinsed and drained • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil • 1 onion, finely chopped • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
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